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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 16th, 2021


Stacy Smallwood Baird, 48, Dawsonville
Stacy Smallwood Baird, age 48, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Friday, May 16, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Evelyn Buice Smallwood.  She is s ...


Eleanor Beard Martin, 79, Buford
Eleanor Beard Martin was born on November 11, 1941 and passed away on May 16, 2021. She was preceded in death by husband, Claud Martin; her parents, W. R. “Bill” and Do ...


Melinda Burrell Lassiter, 82, Cornelia
  Melinda Burrell Lassiter, age 82, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Whit ...
Ruth Maynard Smith, 80, Cornelia
Ruth Maynard Smith, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Mrs. Smith was born on March 6, 1941 in Raleigh, North Carolina to the late Herbert Maynard ...


Dorothy (Dot) Loreese Hartsfield, 80, Flowery Branch
Dorothy (Dot) Loreese Davis Hartsfield, age 80, of Flowery Branch, Georgia formerly of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 surrounded by her loving family and friends ...
William E. (Billy) Hicks, 80, Gainesville
  Mr. William E. (Billy) Hicks, age 80 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2021.       He was born August 4, 1940 in ...
Shirley Ann Martin, 53, Gainesville
Shirley Ann Martin, age 53, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,, 706-654-0966.
Stoney E. Vaughn, 57, Flowery Branch
Mr. Stoney E. Vaughn, 57, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 following an extended illness. Born on January 12, 1964 in Lawrenceville, he was the son of Eugene W ...


Robert Lee Akin Sr., 80, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Robert Lee Akin Sr., age 80, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Mr. Akin was bor ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.